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Review: Pasta Man-Salad (Malad) With Peanut Butter Dressing

Pasta Salad with a peanut butter dressing

Howie and Dave have created a really good salad, they call it a Man-Salad or Malad. It’s a large mixed salad with pasta and an Asian inspired peanut butter sauce. It’s a delicious, filling and hearty salad. I really appreciated it today (even though I am not a man). I am active, riding my bike [...]


Review: Banana Crumb Muffins with Fresh Pineapple and Coconut

Banana Crumb Muffins w/ Fresh Pineapple & Coconut

We’ve recently come across a beautiful cooking blog called The Café Sucré Farine. Chris is the cook, and her husband Scott takes beautiful photos of her creations. All of the recipes are inspiring to convert to being vegan. Coming from Florida I often yearn for tropical flavors, so this recipe attracted my eye. It was [...]


Review: BBQ Chinese Fireball Faux-Dragon Ribs

Yuba Barbecue Ribs

Ainslie of the everyone is vegan blog has created an interesting recipe using yuba sticks. This was our first experience eating yuba sticks, a product made from soybeans. We made our own version of Chinese 3 spices barbecue sauce including rhubarb, therefor giving it a sweet and spicy flavor. We enjoyed the meal on white [...]


Review: Yoghurt & Fava Bean Soup

Yogurt & Fava Bean Soup

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a very creative chef living in London. His creations, are not vegetarian, but some can be adapted to be vegan. This soup was contributed as a seasonal recipe to the Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show at Hampton Court Palace. Since fava beans are one of our favorite beans, I adapted the recipe. [...]


Review: Healthy Vegan Asian Broccoli Salad

Asian Broccoli Salad

What a great salad this is on Earth Day. We found it at Fo Reals Life. It particularly makes are really good winter salad, giving lots of roughage that we don’t often get over the winter months. We used a few almond flakes as garnish instead of sesame, otherwise we followed the easy instructions of [...]


Review: Blushing Beet Pierogi

Blushing Beet Pierogi

Hannah Kaminsky of the Bittersweet blog has written 4 very successful vegan cookbooks. She is an inventive cook and an inspiration to all of us. This recipe is delicious. It may sound a bit strange with the sauerkraut, but it tastes really great. The beginning of spring is a difficult time to find fresh food [...]


Review: Aunt Mary’s Tailgating Coleslaw

Tailgating Coleslaw

Amy of the Your Southern Peach blog has posted a delicious coleslaw recipe from her aunt Mary. Being a Southern Peach myself, I am always drawn to recipe blogs from others born and raised in the South. Even though as a vegan, there are many recipes that need to be adapted, this was not one.  It [...]


Review: Cheesy Parsnip Spread

Cheesy Parsnip Spread

Gena at choosingraw.com has developed an brilliant spread/dip. We really enjoy the flavor of parsnips and are often disappointed when mixed in a soup, the parsnip flavor is lost. This recipe for a cheesy parsnip spread offers that salty, cheesy flavor that vegans are used to and yet the lovely sweetness of the parsnips still [...]


Review: Apple and Roasted Parsnip Soup

Apple Parsnip Soup

We enjoyed a very nice soup today that we found at the site of Aussie Apples. This is a great winter soup. We kept it on the thick side as we wanted to serve it in wholegrain bread bowls made from hard rolls. We used our own home grown organic  apples and parsnips and a leek [...]


Review: Sklandrausis – Latvian Vegetable Tart

Sklandrausis

We’ve been wanting to make some Eastern-European recipes to enjoy while watching the Winter Olympics, and came across this recipe for Latvian Vegetable Tarts known as Sklandrausis. They’re very tasty, and we really liked the rye crust. They have a layer of mashed potatoes topped with a sweet carrot puree. The recipe was easy to [...]


Review: The Best-Ever Chocoholics “Cheesecake”

Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Coulis

Miriam of the mouthwatering vegan food blog had posted this delicious recipe back in 2011. I’ve been meaning to get around to making a vegan chocolate cheesecake for a long time. I was very pleased with this recipe. It does not taste at all “tofu-ish” and did not have that “grainy” consistency that some tofu [...]


Review: Fall Soup – Turnip and Carrot Soup

Sweet Turnip and Carrot Soup

Trish of the In fine balance blog has created a very tasty fall/winter soup. It’s thick, filling, healthy and full of flavor. We just harvested the last of our turnips and were looking forward to making this soup. It is easy to make and the instructions are easy to follow. If you have some turnips [...]


Review: Roast Parsley Root and Lady Apples

Root parsley

This is the first year we have grown parsley root in our garden and we are looking forward to growing more next season. It is an easy vegetable to grow. It’s rather like carrots in a way as it needs to be thinned out. It has a mild parsley like flavor and is very white, [...]


Review: Pineapple Macadamia Slaw

Pineapple Hazelnut Slaw - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

We spotted this great recipe created by Christin of the spicy souther kitchen blog. What a delicious salad. We really enjoyed this on a hot summer’s night. We have often had pineapple slaw, but the addition of the nuts, jalapeños and coconut really made a difference. I would also suggest you toast the nuts and [...]


Review: Peach and Red Currant Smoothie

Peach and Redcurrant Smoothie

Our red currants are ripening up now so we have been searching for new recipes to enjoy them with and found this Red Currant & Peach Smoothie on Food.com. This was a delicious, refreshing and healthy smoothie that we enjoyed today. We made it vegan by using agave instead of honey.


Review: Kohlrabi, carrot and radish salad

Crunchy Kohlrabi, Carrot and Radish Salad

Yotam Ottolenghi is a very famous chef in today’s world. Some of his recipes are often found on the Guardian website under “life and style“. We enjoyed this salad a lot. The dressing is very nice especially using lime. Kohlrabi is one of our favorite vegetables, and we have a lot growing in our garden. [...]


Review: Chickpea Walnut Patties

Chickpea Walnut Patties

Adriana of  Vegan Magic has come up with a really tasty burger that is so simple to make. We really enjoyed these tonight for dinner. They had a nice spiciness, lots of flavor, and a nice crunch from the walnuts.  We enjoyed them as patties, but they’d be great on a bun. or rolled into [...]


Review: Roasted Radish, Dried Fruit, and Pistachio Salad

Roasted Radish, Dried Fruit, and Pistachio Salad. Click here to license the image from Stocksy.

Roasted radishes, what a surprise! They are delicious. Mild and nutty with a bot of a crunch still. Migle of My Kitchen Affair has posted a really amazing salad. Filled with contrasting, complimenting flavors and textures. This is a really delicious salad, and very easy to make. The dressing is a very important part of [...]


Review: Quinoa and Kale Patties

Quinoa and Kale Patties

The recipe for Quinoa and Kale Patties comes from Heidi Swanson’s cookbook Super Natural Every Day. The price of the book has recently been lowered to $13.00. Although not vegan, Heidi does cook very healthy recipes with natural ingredients. This recipe was very tasty and simple to make it vegan by substituting the eggs, and using [...]


Review: Potted giant beans with mixed vegetables

Giant Beans with Winter Vegetables

We found a new food blog that we quite enjoy: Amateur cook professional eater. Even though the recipes are not vegan, there are many that are, and most are quite healthy as well. It’s a Greek food blog. Often simple folk recipes are vegan, or at least easy to adapt. The Greeks are really god [...]


Review: Black-eyed beans and roasted beetroots salad

Black-eyed beans and roasted beetroots salad

We recently found the recipe on a blog that specializes in original Greek recipes. The recipe is a really delicious and colorful salad. After enjoying it for lunch, we added some chopped walnuts to the salad which also really tasted nice and added some crunch to the salad. We did change the cooking method however. [...]


Review: Black-eyed Pea and Barley Stew

Black-eyed Pea and Barley Stew

We woke to a white world blanketed in snow this morning. This was a perfect meal to enjoy on such a day, in fact on any day as it is truly delicious, hearty and filling. Cathy of the what would cathy eat? blog has an interesting story to tell and many good recipes to share. [...]


Review: Carrot and Swede Fritters with Coriander and Lime Chutney

Carrot and Swede Fritters with Coriander and Lime Chutney

Sanjana of the K.O Rasoi blog has created a really delicious recipe using rutabaga (swede), carrots and sweet potato, with a coriander lime chutney. This was rally great. We did change one thing. We steamed the vegetables lightly instead of boiling them. Then continued as per the instructions. It’s an easy recipe to make, especially if [...]


Review: Sweet Carrot Pie with Chocolate Sauce (vegan)

Sweet Carrot Pie with Chocolate Sauce

What a delicious treat this was! It is one of the many recipes we’ve cooked and enjoyed from Joahua Ploeg’s adventure cookbook called ‘In search of The Lost Taste‘. I had never heard of sweet carrot pie before, and have been looking forward to making it for a long time. It used fresh, grated carrots [...]